BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — In response to the novel coronavirus, several schools, including Fayette County, will close.
The closing followed multiple sports tournaments cancelling throughout the country to prevent the spread of the virus. Churches are also following suit and cancelling Sunday services at the request of Governor Andy Beshear.
Fayette County Schools will close March 16. and not reopen until Apr. 6. Children should attend school Friday, March 13. The school asks that parents make sure their students are at school Friday, March 13.
"By being at school, they will receive another day of instruction, and come home with all the information they need about educational expectations while schools are out and how food will be disseminated throughout our community," reads a statement from the school.
Other schools have already heeded the warning.
"After much deliberation and consultation with the Boyle County Health department, and in light of the State of Emergency, we have made the difficult decision to close schools for the next four weeks (March 16- April 10)," reads a post by the Boyle County Board of Education.
Danville Schools announced later that they will also be closed from March 13 until April 13.
Please see the below letter(s) for important information regarding the Danville Independent School District. pic.twitter.com/kloEROUs2N
— Danville Schools (@DanvilleSchools) March 12, 2020
Lincoln County announced that they will also be closed until Apr. 10 starting Friday.
— Lincoln County Schools (@SchoolsLincoln) March 12, 2020
Garrard County announced Thursday that they would also be closed through Apr. 10.
Madison Co. Schools are closing Monday through Apr. 10.
— MadisonCountySchools (@NewsMCS) March 12, 2020
Jessamine County schools will be open Friday, but will close Monday March 16 through March 27. The school will utilize NTI Days for the absences. Spring break will be the following week and school will resume in the county on Apr. 6.
Scott County school will be closed Monday, March 16 through Apr. 3 That includes spring break and the rest of the time will be NTI Days.